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WAYNE ROONEY yesterday admitted that his head had gone in 2010 – even before the World Cup started.
The striker was one of many in Fabio Capello’s squad to find the build-up to the tournament and being stuck in the middle of nowhere in South Africa a huge drag.
But the Manchester United star says things are much better during the Euros and he is enjoying life far more with team-mates based in the heart of the lively city of Krakow.
“I think everyone has been fine here,” he said.
“I don’t know why. I think the players just feel the tournament seems a lot shorter, whereas in South Africa it felt like it was dragging out.
“We went to Austria for two weeks before the World Cup and by the time we got to the tournament our heads had gone a bit already.
“All the squad are happy, we’re all playing in the games room together, are in and out of each other’s rooms and enjoying it.
“It’s a happy camp.”
Striker Andy Carroll mirrored Rooney’s sentiment. “We are really close,” he said. “Back at the camp, we all stick together, we are all good friends and have a laugh and a joke.”
The Liverpool star also admitted Rooney’s return was a huge boost for the team – even if it meant him being left out against Ukraine, despite scoring against Sweden.
“It’s massive, it does give everyone a lift. He is a great player,” said the £35m star.
“He has awesome qualities. That is what we need.
“In training he
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